American Linden or American Basswood (Tilia americana)
The American Linden tree can reach heights of 60 to 80 feet. The American Linden tree is often found in the wild on the slopes of hills and in rocky areas. The American Linden is a native tree found mainly in the woods, in rich coves, along streams, and in floodplain soils.
Name: American Linden, Basswood Tree
Scientific Name: Tilia americana Hardiness zone: 2 through 8 Plant height: 50-80 feet Light requirements: full sun to part shade Soil & water preferences grow well in well-drained loams.
Growing Instructions: 1. Scarification: Soak in hot tap water and let it sit in water for 24hrs 2. stratification: cold stratify for 90days. Check every two weeks to make sure seeds are moist and that seeds are not molding. if there is a sign of mold, seeds should be soaked in 3:2 parts of water: bleach then rinsed with clean water and put back into cold stratification. 3. germination: sow seeds 1/4" deep in the soil, tamp the soil & mulch the seedbed.